Annie Herro is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Annie’s research investigates how the rights claims of older persons can be translated into international norms. In particular, her research focuses on the role of the transnational activist network in advancing the campaign to establishing a convention on the rights of older persons.
Annie has previously published on issues relating to the United Nations, peacekeeping, the responsibility to protect and the protection of civilians in conflict. Her book UN Emergency Peace Service and the Responsibility to Protect (2015) is published by Routledge as part of the Global Responsibility to Protect series. It investigates the attitudes of political, military and non-state actors towards the idea of a UN Emergency Peace Service, and the issues that might affect the establishment of this service in both theory and practice.
Annie is associated with the UNSW's Australian Human Rights Centre in the Faculty of Law where she, together with Andrew Brynes, directs the project for the human rights of older persons. She has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University (Center for Peace and Conflict Studies), City University of New York (Ralph Bunche Institute) and, most recently, at New York University (Center for Human Rights and Global Justice).